Stay Korea Homestay, Seoul

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Stay Korea Homestay Reviews

Best Hostel experience I've had

This is the best hostel because the owner, Sun, is so kind and thoughtful and considerate. I stayed there in late 2011 and it remains my best traveling experience. Everything was clean, morning breakfast was great, and special consideration was made for me because I arrived so late at night! It was great to be greeted so warmly in a brand new city. Thank you Sun, you're the best!

Age 28 | United States

Best Hostel in Seoul Indeed

I have stayed at Stay Korea every year for the last four years, mostly while moving between apartments in the city, but also on travel. The lion's share of the guests are from France, with a minority of folks from just about everywhere else. There are three locations, this one (Stay Korea 1) being the more budget option with the most dormitory beds. Even if you're not a French speaker, most of the time the atmosphere at this hostel is great. The price is right and the location is prime for the Hongdae area ... right on subway line 2 and the airport railroad to both the domestic and international airports. It's also not too far for night life and yet still in a quieter neighborhood. The facilities are clean and the staff and owner alike are great and make this hostel one of my favorites in Asia.


Best hostel in Seoul

I stayed at their second building (StayKorea 2) for two weeks, and I can only say it was a wonderful experience. The facilities were very clean, and the staff was really nice. Moreover its location is very convenient. I'd highly recommend it to anyone visiting Seoul.


Stay Korea Homestay is located a short subway ride from Seoul city centre. It has a warm and hospitable atmosphere, thanks to the friendly owner. She speaks French because she lived in France many years -- hence this is a popular place with French-speaking guests.

The Location

The hostel is located in Shin Chon, which is a university district with lively bars and restaurants. The hostel itself is in the backstreets in a quiet cul-de-sac. It is a five-minute walk to a major street with banks and subway station, as well as the airport bus (it's about an hour to the airport, depending on traffic).

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel has dorms and private rooms. The place is well heated in winter and the covers are warm and pleasant. The beds are comfortable. There is one bathroom per floor, and the one on the ground floor opens up on the lounge. The shower is nice and powerful and the bathrooms are roomy, with enough hooks and space to change comfortably.

Common Spaces

There is a common kitchenette and lounge with TV on the ground floor which is where most travelers hang out, but there are also free internet computers in the upstairs hallway. The lounge is a cosy place to discuss things to see in Seoul and the owners are really helpful and will go out of their way to assist you. There is also a free continental breakfast served every morning and many books for exchange on the shelf. There is a small gated courtyard at the front which is pleasant during summer. You are given your own key to the gate and to your room.


Stay Korea Homestay really has a family feel to it, is really a warm cost place to stay, and it's not too far from Seoul centre. The fact that it's located on the airport bus route is very convenient.


Stay Korea Homestay Reviews from the Web

A regetter le comportement bruyant et individuels de residents peu eduques a la collectivite.

Customer review
Liked: The staff was attentive and were very knowledgeable about things that would be of interest in the area and gave some good tips.  Disliked: Brandon left no negative feedback.
Brandon Vlasak


Conveniently situated near the university quarter (Shin-Chon, Hong-dae), this is a welcoming, relaxing and cozy guest house, yet with affordable price! It is run by a young couple who speak English and French

Having stayed for many years in Europe, the lady owner is very familiar with western cultures and customs. Born and grown up in Seoul, the man owner will help to guide you to explore the Korean culture.

The quiet rooms are pleasantly furnished and guests have free use of all the facilities including internet, laundry washing machine, cable TV, iron, computer as well as printer, fax machine, and bicycle rent. Continental breakfast is freely provided also. We sincerely welcome all type of travellers such as backpackers, businessmen, exchange students and look forward to seeing you here!

Check in time : 12:00 - 22:00
Check out time : 11:30

Location and Contact


• Bus : Take Bus number 6002 at In-Cheon Airport and you get off the 'Seo-Kyo Hotel'. And please, follow our map.
• (Travel time is 50 minutes-Normally, One way ticket is 10,000won)
• Subway : Please, board the subway line number 2 and get off at the station named 'Hong-Ik University' and use exit number 2.
• Take a left out of exit in front of Samsung digital plaza.
• Walk about 80m until the road dead ends and take a right. Walk 40m and take a left in front of Hana Bank. Its has a Green Sign that says Hana Bank.
• Straight ahead the hostel is on about 100m on the right. 20m Before the hostel there is a billard sign and PC cafe sign on the left. The hostel is on the right next the fish restaurant just past the sign in a side alley. If you have any problems just call us. We will come get you if you can't find it.
• If you want to pick up the airport so it's also possible. One way fee is 70,000 won by Van for 5 people.



Address: 566-4 Yeonnam-dong, Seoul, South Korea

Stay Korea Homestay is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Stay Korea Homestay Seoul
Phone Number: (02) 336-9026
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller



Luggage Storage



Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Safe Deposit Box

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Pool Table


Credit Card Payments

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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